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Chevrolet Impala, Tires, Interior, Sedan
#227 of 272 Re: clicking noise when wheel is turned [ans3]
May 02, 2011 (11:45 am)
may be intermediate steering shaft,GM has a TSB on this car for a clunk when you turn.
#228 of 272 mufflers rotting away
Jun 01, 2011 (5:08 pm)
hello all. the latest rant has to be the mufflers on my 74K 2007 3LT getting holes in the top side of both mufflers big enough to stick my fist into. they have been getting worse for the last year, and after having the car on ramps tonight i found out the extent of rot. now i can look at replacing two mufflers with stainless steel aftermarket ones that might last a bit longer. christina, check your email. i contacted you. peace, john
#229 of 272 Re: 2007 Impala Tire Wear [gmcustsvc]
Jun 02, 2011 (9:31 am)
Traded the car in for a Honda Accord.....no more issues for me!
#230 of 272 Re: mufflers rotting away [john_gilius]
Jun 22, 2011 (8:12 am)
I hear ya! I have the same problem on my 2007 LT also! What is the deal with the holes on the top side? Did they design it to fail? I called the dealer and he told me $723 to fix!!! I asked if they were failing and he said he had seen a few. Seems awful early to me! (I drive 100 miles a day so it is not from short distance driving.)
#231 of 272 What a horrible car!
Jun 23, 2011 (10:21 am)
Forget the tank issues.. The only people buying this car are the rental car companies.. No one in their right mind would ever consider buying such trash. I rented one recently and then rented a Ford Fusion. Interior space with the Ford was on par, but overall the Ford excelled by comparison in quality, materials, seat comfort, style, adjustments, technology, driving experience, handling, braking, ...shall I go on?? The Ford was so vastly superior it is a wonder that Chevrolet survived government bail outs.. Well perhaps that speaks to why they needed a bail out.. And have learned nothing since... I understand that GM has hired/promoted a new designer. I wish her luck in remaking this brand and getting through the GM beuacracy
#233 of 272 horrible car rebuttal
Aug 10, 2011 (12:04 pm)
boston, did you happen to rent a brand new fusion? if so, compare apples to apples. GM hasn't done much updating on the platform since the 2006 redesign, so you'd be comparing what to me is a 6 year old car to a new offering from ford. the newest GM offerings, especially the buicks, are IMO very nice cars. despite the issues with my imp, as posted here several times, i'm happy with the vehicle. the impala could have used an interior refresh by now, and maybe drop some R&D money into beefing up the tranny, but the recession pinched alot of pockets. that's my two abe's for the day. peace, john
#234 of 272 2007 Impala
Oct 20, 2011 (6:39 pm)
In true GM fashon the car gets 60,000 miles and starts to fail. Mostly electrical failures.
Hadn't owned one in 20 years so thought we would try them again, bad idea! should have stayed with Ford.
#235 of 272 How can all of this be possibe?
Jan 17, 2012 (5:27 pm)
Reading these issues is like dejavu all over again! I bought my 2007 after it was turned in from a lease - 40K miles. First thing that happened was a huge problem with the front tires - the steel belts were completely broken down - almost blew out the right side on the freeway. Then I have had the horrible squeaking with the windows - so irritating and embarrassing! Next the dash rattles and sounds loose. I put a folded paper in it, which looks very classy. THEN . . . it is December and I am with my 86-yr-old mother, and the heater won't work if we slow down! The garage tells me it is the water pump and GM said it should NOT have gone out at under 50K, so I pay $100 for diagnostics. We continuously get the signal that the tire pressure is "wrong" and needs to be fixed. I don't understand why the tires always leak! NOW, it is one year after the heater problem and it happens AGAIN!!!! We take it to the dealer and they think it is a "bubble" in the cooling system. In the disgnosis, they discover the . . . (yes!!!!) the dreaded LEAKING GASKET!!!!!!!!!!!!! They give me good news/bad news and I faint. They offer to call GM and GM generously offers to pay 60% of the cost. I have to wait for SEVEN DAYS for the bolts to put the thing back together and pay $650 for the priviledge of fixing a problem that they KNOW is a defect in their product. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. I am selling this car ASAP because I don't want to pay for one more of their mistakes - and never a GM product again. I LOVED GM, but never again. FORD or FOREIGN here I come!
#236 of 272 Re: How can all of this be possibe? [chelly2]
Jan 18, 2012 (6:37 am)
I understand why you are frustrated, chelly2. How has your vehicle been since the gasket work was performed?
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